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Abandoned Baby Donkey Becomes Internet Sensation in Greece

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Animal rights activists feed the foal from a milk bottle. Credit: Facebook/Gaidourotopos

An abandoned baby donkey in the town of Koropi, east of Athens, has become an internet sensation in Greece.

The foal was found wandering alone in a field earlier in January. Animal rights campaigners raised the issue on social media and a home was found at a donkey protection center.

The center uploaded a video of the foal running around at the premises and meeting other donkeys. The center says it was fed milk from a bottle, but is gradually gaining strength.

The center is still looking for the foal’s mother but it has ruled out its adoption as a pet.

Donkeys are still used in Greece

Donkeys are still used in Greece as a means of transportation, especially in villages or some of the more out-of-reach places.

For the most part, however, modern technology has released the country’s dependence on these creatures. However, riding a donkey is still looked at as a traditional way to get around, especially in some parts of Greece.

International campaigns have been launched to protect the donkeys and mules of the picturesque Greek island of Santorini. The animals have been used since time immemorial to shuttle people from the volcanic island’s port to its main settlement 400 meters above sea level.

Related: The Donkeys and Mules that Built Greece’s Paradise in Santorini

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